Supporting deeply focused community initiatives to improve the outcomes of thousands of people.
Today, Gucci announces the fourth round of recipients for its five-year Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund. Our partner non-profit organizations across North America have impacted the lives of thousands of people through a myriad of initiatives such as mental health services for Black women; arts and educational programming in diverse communities; and support for Indigenous communities.
The 12 awarded non-profit recipients will each receive a one-year grant for $50,000, which can be used to create new programs or scale existing initiatives. The newest cohort of grantees represent the community driven work of organizations across arts and culture, education, social justice and equity, and health equity and wellness. Some of their grant projects include mindfulness programming and yoga for BIPOC men and youth in Chicago, a poetry convening and programming for Detroit area youth, emerging artists fellowships for Black transgender creatives in New York, youth development programming for at-risk youth in Philadelphia, and support for Canada’s largest Indigenous youth performance in Toronto.
The 2023 recipients are:
- Black Girl Environmentalist, Washington D.C.
- Humbl Hustlr, Atlanta, GA
- InsideOut Literary Arts, Detroit, MI
- United We Dream, Houston, TX
- Marsha P. Johnson Institute, New York, NY
- Mighty Writers, Philadelphia, PA
- Outside Looking In, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA
- Son of a Saint, New Orleans, LA
- The Fund for Women’s Equality, Los Angeles, CA
- The Healing, Chicago, IL
- Zero Hour, Miami, FL
In addition, these select organizations will have the opportunity to engage in volunteer activities with Gucci employees, participate in Town Hall conversations with Gucci leadership, and additional programming with Gucci’s North America Brand and Culture Engagement team.
Since its launch in 2019, Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program and Impact Fund have invested almost $5.5 million in multi-year grant funding to organizations and students working to promote social good in diverse communities throughout North America. The next round of applications for the Gucci Changemakers impact Fund will open in late Fall of 2023.